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State Senate votes to name Brooklyn highway after veterans

The New York State Senate has voted in favor of renaming a stretch of Interstate 278 running through Brooklyn in honor of military veterans. … Full Article
 

Loud explosions rock quiet Bay Ridge street

The Brooklyn Eagle was first on the scene when a series of electrical explosions rocked the corner of Oliver Street and Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge on Saturday night.  After 9 p. … Full Article
 

Third Avenue sidewalk fair aims to entice senior citizens

An outdoor casino, free hair washings, wine tastings, Frank Sinatra impersonators and dancing to Motown music. These are just some of the delights awaiting senior citizens who come to Third Avenue in Bay Ridge for “Welcome to the 60s,” a sidewalk social taking place on May 17. … Full Article
 

Xaverian senior earns scholarship from JP Morgan Chase

David Peña, who will graduate from Xaverian High School next month, won’t have to worry about how he is going to pay his college tuition. His tuition will be paid for in full. … Full Article
 

Opposition to 5-cent plastic bag fee building

The five-cent fee on plastic shopping bags at New York City supermarkets isn’t even in effect yet, but efforts are already under way to terminate the controversial policy. … Full Article
 

Gristedes manager says plastic bag fee hurts customers

The City Council’s vote to impose a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags in stores isn’t sitting well with one supermarket manager, who charged that lawmakers are unfairly “nickel and diming New Yorkers.” … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge asks seniors, ‘How are you doing?’

Jane Kelly, 94, sat at a table in the cozy Third Avenue coffee shop Caffe Café Thursday morning with her friends Judith Grimaldi, Pierre Lehu, Marianne Nicolosi and Todd Fliedner chatting about her life as a senior citizen in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Hikind plants protest over sidewalk trees

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is continuing to plant trees on city sidewalks as part of the MillionTreesNYC beautification project started by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but one Brooklyn lawmaker is raising objections to the plan. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Community Council says thank you to cops, firefighters

New York’s Finest and Bravest took bows at a recent ceremony in Bay Ridge, where they were honored for their courage and community service. … Full Article
 

House passes Donovan homeowner protection bill

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan said that legislation he sponsored that was recently passed by the House will go a long way toward ensuring that homeowners who are still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy are treated fairly. … Full Article
 

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